He Was Robbed! Boxing World In Turmoil Over Pacquiao-Bradley Fight
At least one online sportsbook is refunding its members who lost money because of the controversial decision.
“Over the last few years, boxing enthusiasts have made a lot of money betting on Pacman’s winning streak, so a loss in this fight would have meant that sportsbooks in general would have taken back some of that money,” stated Kevin Harper, sports analyst with VRB Marketing. “However, most people believe that the outcome was wrong and ridiculous. I asked Dave Johnson, head linesman at our partner site http://www.sportsbettingonline.ag/
The Pacquiao-Bradley fight has been one of the most controversial boxing matches in recent memory, with the majority of people who watched the fight arguing that the results were dead wrong.
Here is just a sample of the waves it’s caused on popular social site Twitter:
Oscar De La Hoya @OscarDeLaHoya
@MannyPacquiao let's play a friendly golf game soon I can give you some tips. All the best champ.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
.@MannyPacquiao was robbed in his title fight on Saturday night. No wonder boxing is dying. Bring back the 15 round fights.
Paris Hilton @ParisHilton
I don't care what the judges said, @MannyPacquiao totally deserved to win that fight. The #PacMan is The Ultimate Champ! Love him! ♡
Piers Morgan @piersmorgan
That @MannyPacquiao decision is the worst since @GaryLineker borrowed Alan Hansen's hair dye.
Jimmy Kimmel @jimmykimmel
Paula Abdul would have done a better job judging the @MannyPacquiao fight
Harper notes that anyone who watched the fight would agree that Bradley lost and the outcome was questionable. “We felt that sportsbooks taking any money on such a questionable outcome wasn’t right. We hope the players who were frustrated with their losing bets have a little something to cheer about now.”
It’s not just the boxing community and sports betting fans who side with Pacquiao. On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid commented, “From all the reports that I've seen by people on the outside who saw the fight, who attempted to be fair and judge the fight, Pacquiao won the fight."
All losing bets on Manny Pacquiao through SportsBettingOnline, will be refunded today. It’s not the first time that the popular online sportsbook has given its members their money back for losing bets. In fact, they advertise giving back a 10% of all bets made, win or lose, to their members.
More information on how the online sportsbook refunds players 10% per week can be found at SportsBettingOnline.